Our guest today is Lee Lyon, world-renowned meditation teacher and author/translator of the recently released, The 112 Meditations from the Book of Divine Wisdom, the meditations from the Vijnanabhairava Tantra, with commentary and guided meditations.
Lee has traveled the world, from the 1980s to today, teaching 1000’s the art of simple meditation and introspection, showing the way to access the deep internal experience which is the goal of all spiritual practice. Lee’s gift is to make the complex and esoteric simple and available to the uninitiated through his marvelous storytelling. He makes the deepest and most profound mystical teachings available to everyone, particularly Westerners, who have no knowledge of Sanskrit or Eastern thought.
Lee’s brilliant translation and rendering of one of the most ancient and esoteric Tantras, Vijnanabhairava, entitled ‘The 112 Meditations from The Book of Divine Wisdom’, makes this rare tantric gem available to Westerners for the first time in an unencumbered and easy to read format. His thought-provoking and insightful commentary and guided meditations make studying this once abstruse Shaivite scripture a pleasure.
In our highly illustrative conversation, punctuated with Lee’s gifted storytelling ability, he demonstrates his ‘slow it down and feel your way into it’ approach to teaching. He shares his early Canadian roots and the life-changing profundity he experienced in the great Canadian frontier while still in his teens, as well as his spontaneous awakening, and with complete candor and transparency the process of integrating his inner and outer experiences, finally culminating in a decade of work on The Book of Divine Wisdom.
We hope you enjoy this conversation.
For Show Notes and to directly contact our hosts, visit their respective websites:
https://larryholmespracticalwisdom.com/ – For All Episodes and to contact Larry directly and review his consulting and coaching services.
Jaidev Singh – Sanskrit scholar and author of the first English translation of Vijnana Bhairava. He also translated the first English translations of the Siva Sutras, Spanda Karikas and Pratyabhijnahridayam, all published originally in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Rumi – “Love has us all by the ear, dragging us Home”-
Paul Mueller Ortega – Sanskrit scholar specializing in Kashmir Shaivism. Author of, Triadic Heart of Shiva.
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